Proofing Co.


  • Mon11 AM-10 PM
  • Tue11 AM-10 PM
  • Wed11 AM-10 PM
  • Thu11 AM-10 PM
  • Fri11 AM-12 AM
  • Sat11 AM-12 AM
  • Today11 AM-9 PM
2201 Kerns Rising Way, Knoxville, TN 37920(opens in a new tab)

An intimate lounge, Monday Night Proofing Co. is highlighted by a robust craft cocktail menu, wine by the bottle and glass, and Monday Night Brewing’s globally-recognized beers. Proofing Co. offers 20 taps from Monday Night Brewing, serving everything from barrel-aged stouts and wild ales, to refreshing lagers and experimental IPAs.

Cozy and sophisticated, Proofing Co. has a private entrance inside of Kern’s Food Hall and extended evening hours, offering comfortable bar seating and intimate nooks seven days per week. With a service window opening onto the Great Lawn, Proofing Co. is a great place to grab a cocktail or beer and enjoy live music outdoors.

In addition to the Proofing Co., Monday Night will operate three additional bars inside of Kern’s Food Hall, offering Monday Night Brewing beer alongside local and national favorites, cocktails, wine and more.

Monday Night Brewing High Proof Loft

An elevated spot for premium cocktails, a seasonal spritz menu, wine by the glass and bottle, and Monday Night Brewing beer, the High Proof Loft is located on the second floor of Kern’s. With adjacent patio seating allowing for views of the Great Lawn, it’s a beautiful perch for great conversation and enjoying the sunset over South Knoxville.

Market Bar  

Located inside the Kern’s Food Hall, the Market Bar serves cocktails and zero-proof libations; the nation’s top-selling draft beer; curated draft and canned craft beer; and selected wine by the glass. With 10 draft beer taps, a full range of spirits and skilled bartenders, it’s a great spot to sit and sip a drink, or to grab a beverage to enjoy with your meal in the Food Hall.

Scruff Bar

Conveniently located adjacent to Kern’s Food Hall’s Market Stage and main dining area, Scruff Bar is the spot for a cold beer, curated cocktail offerings, non-alcoholic beverages or a glass of wine. Scruff Bar is the perfect option for a beverage to enjoy with your meal, while shopping, enjoying live music from the Market Stage or grabbing a frozen drink before your appointment at Vol’s Nail Spa.


Kern’s Food Hall and Monday Night Proofing Co. will offer a variety of private and semi-private indoor and outdoor spaces for your events. From the intimate Proofing Co. to the High Proof Loft and the Great Lawn, we’ll help you find the perfect spot for your corporate gathering, celebratory occasion, tailgate or fundraiser.

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